March 02, 2017

Does Rex Tillerson have the worst job in Washington?

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: The Hill

Journalist Amie Parnes

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson might not have the toughest job in the Trump administration. But it’s not the easiest one, either.

One month after his confirmation, Tillerson leads a department on President Trump’s chopping block that feels underappreciated at best.

Trump’s budget would reportedly cut State funding by 37 percent, making deep reductions in spending on foreign aid. While those cuts are unlikely to be realized, they’ve sent an unmistakable signal that the department doesn’t seem important to Trump.

Read the full article at The Hill.


  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...